Suggest a Weird Movie!

Please do not ask “what was that movie?” questions on this page. We set up an entire site here to answer those questions. This page is for suggesting movies to be reviewed.

Know a weird movie? Something strange that glued you to the screen with awe, amazement or reverence, while your more mundane minded friends left the room (or theater) in boredom, confusion or disgust? A movie whose omission from a list of the 366 weirdest movies of all time would offend you on a personal level? Something even I haven’t heard of or considered? There are potentially thousands of forgotten films, critically dismissed films, foreign or independent films that never got a proper release, or misplaced oddities hiding out there that may deserve a place at the table. One man can’t be expected to track them all down. Here is the place to mention those treasured curios that no one else seems to have even heard of. Nominate a movie in the suggestion box and I’ll move it up on my review queue, or at the very least, explain why I’m not going to review it.

NOTICE: The “Suggest of Weird Movie!” feature has become a victim of its own success.  At the time of this update, we have about 250 reader suggestions (!) in queue. (More than that since I last updated the page)! Since we can only do 1 or maybe 2 reviews a week, be aware there may be a huge delay—currently, possibly over a year!—between the time you make a suggestion and the point at which it’s actually reviewed.  I considered shutting down the suggestion box as of 2011, but I decided to let you keep your suggestions coming (if nothing else, it tells us what types of movies readers are interested in seeing reviews of). Just be aware that when you make a suggestion, it may not receive the promptest of attention. The best you can really hope for at this point is to bring something to our attention that we might have overlooked. (Also note that although we prioritize the earliest nominations later suggestions may get reviewed before earlier ones if they receive a re-release on DVD or Blu-ray, or interest us for our own inscrutable reasons).

If you can’t wait for one of our staff to review your movie, why not review it yourself and submit it to us via the contact form?  We can’t swear we’ll publish every submission we receive, but we want reader participation and we are fairly liberal.

All serious suggestions will receive a response, as well as all most non-serious ones.

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  1. Here’s the review queue of reader suggestions that have yet to be reviewed, in alphabetical order. Of course, at this point the list is so long that it is likely we will have to leave the task of reviewing the items at the end of the list to our children, but whatever.

    Also, the List is now completed, meaning that these suggestions will be considered for our supplemental “Apocrypha” list, and many will sadly never be reviewed or considered. You may consider them all as reader-suggested honorable mentions.

    *Corpus Callosum (2002); 1Day; The 4th Man; 8 1/2 Women; 9 Doigts [9 Fingers]; The 10th Victim; Aaaaah!; Aachi & Ssipak; Adam’s Apples; The Adolescence of Utena; The Adventures of Picasso; “Afraid So” from “The Films of Jay Rosenblatt, Vol. 2″; The Aimed School; “Alicia” (1994); Alien Alibi; Allegro; Aloys; Alucarda; “Am I Normal? A Film About Male Puberty”; Amanece, que no es poco; “Analog”; Anatomy of Hell; And the Ship Sails On; Andy Warhol’s Bad; L’Ange; Angel in the Flesh: The Confidential Report on Mr. Dennis Duggan AKA The King of Super 8 (if it’s ever released); Anna and the Wolves; The Annunciation; Apartment Zero; The Appointment (1981); Arrebato; Artemis 81; Ascension; As Filhas do Fogo; The Assignment: The Witches Talisman; Avalon (2001); Avida; Bad Lieutenant; The Ballad of Buster Scruggs; Beg! (1994); The Beguiled; Bernie (1996) (depending on availability); Bhoner; Bibliotheque Pascal; Big Meat Eater; Big Time; Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey; Birdy; Birth of the Overfiend; Black Mama; Blood Beat; Blood, Bullets, Buffoons; Blood-Spattered Bride; “Bobby Yeah”; Body Troopers; Bone; Book of Revelation (2006); Born of Fire; BoXed; Boxing Helena; Bread and Circus; Brothers of the Head; Bruce Lee vs. Gay Power; Bubble Bath; Buddy Boy (1999); La Cabina [AKA The Telephone Box]; Calimari Union; Calamari Wrestler; The Calistra Zipper Story; “The Canadian Films of Paul Driessen”; Can Dialectics Break Bricks?; Can Heironymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness?; Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death; The Cannibals (1988); Carnival Magic; Casshern; Cast a Deadly Spell; The Cat in the Hat; Cat Sick Blues; Celestial Wives of Meadow Mari; The Cement Garden; Chappaqua; Charly: Dias de Sangre; Cheap Smokes; Che strano chiamarsi Federico [How Strange to Be Named Federico]; Christ the Movie; La cicatrice intérieure; Citizen Dog; City of Pirates; The Color out of Space (2010); Combat Shock; Coming Apart; The Complaint of an Empress; Confessions; Cool Cat Saves the Kids; Cool World; Coonskin; Cosmos; Crank: High Voltage; Creating Rem Lezar; Creatures of Destiny; Creep (2014); Criminal Lovers; Cuadecuc, Vampir; Dance With The Devil; Dancer in the Dark; Dandy Dust; Dante 01; Dante’s Inferno (2007); Darkside Blues; The Dark Side of the Heart; Darktown Strutters; Dave Made a Maze; Daymaker; Day of the Wacko; Dead Billy; Deafula; Death Powder (1986); Decoder; Deep Dark; Detention; The Devil’s Chair; Devil’s Rain; Diamond Flash; Die Fighting; Disco Godfather; La Distancia; A Dog Called Pain; The Dog’s Night Song; Dolls (2002); “Dream Corp LLC”; Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath; Dreams That Money Can Buy; The Drifting Classroom; Dr. Otto and the Riddle of the Gloom Beam; Drunken Wu Tang [AKA Taoism Drunkard]; Dumplings; The Earl Sessions; Earth Minus Zero; Edward II; Eika Katappa; Einstein’s Brain [AKA Relics: Einstein’s Brain]; Elecktrick Children; Electric Dreams; The Element of Crime; Emperor Tomato Ketchup; Encounters at the End of the World; Endgame (2000); The End of August at the Hotel Ozone; End of the Road; Entr’Acte (1924); Essex Spacebin; The Eternity Man; Even Hitler Had a Girlfriend; Excision; Executive Koala; Existo: The Forbidden Movie; “Factory Witch”; Fateful Findings; Fatty Drives the Bus; Faust: Love of the Damned; Fear X; Feherlofia; Felix the Cat: The Movie; Fellini’s Cassanova; Fiend (1980); Fiend Without a Face; The Fifth Season; Finisterrae; Fire in the Sky; First on the Moon; Fish Story; Flaming Creatures; Flaming Nipples; Flesh of the Void; Flexing with Monty; “The Flood”; Flying Saucers Over Istanbul; “Flowers and Bottoms”; Following; The Fool and the Flying Ship; Four Rooms; Fractured AKA Schism (2013);Frankehooker; Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster; Freddy Got Fingered; Freeway; Frequencies [AKA XVO: The Manual]; From Morn to Midnight; Frontier; The Fruit of Paradise; Funny Bones; Future War; Galaxy Express 999; Galaxy of Terror; Galaxy Turnpike ; Gandu; The Gateway [Brama] (2017) (depending on availability); George Washington; Gerry; “Ghosts Before Breakfast”; The Giant Claw; The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai; Glory to the Filmmaker!; “God Hates Cartoons”; Golem (1980) (depending on availability); Goodbye 20th Century; Gorod Zero; Gory Gory Hallelujah; Gothic & Lolita Psycho; Goto: Island of Love; The Great McGonagall; Green Snake; Grimm Love; Gwen le Livre de Sable; Gymkata; Gyo: Tokyo Fish Attack; Haggard; Hail the New Puritan; Hair Extensions; Hallelujah Hills; Hands of God (2005, d. Alyson Levy); Hanger; “Hansel and Gretel” (T. Burton, 1983); Hanzo the Razor; Happiness; Happy End (Czech, depending on availability); Hardgore; “Harpya”; Heat; Heaven and Earth Magic; Helen Keller vs. Nightwolves; Helter Skelter (2012); “Hen, His Wife” [AKA “His Wife is a Hen”]; Hentai Kamen; Hitler: A Film from Germany; The Hole; Homebodies (1974); Homicide Evidence 3; Homoti; Horrors of Malformed Men; “Hospital Brut”; Hotel (2004); House (1986); The Housemaid (1960); ‘Hukkunud Alpinisti’ hotell [Dead Mountaineers Hotel]; Human Animals Human Nature;Hysteria; I Be Area; I Bought a Vampire Motorcycle; The Idiots; I Married a Strange Person; I’m Not There; Impolex; Imprint; “Inauguration Of The Pleasure Dome,” I Never Left the White Room; The Infernal Comedy: Confessions of a Serial Killer; L’Inferno; In Search of the Titanic; Insidious (2010); In the Realm of the Senses; The Intruder (2004) [L’intrus]; Irreversible; I Saw the Devil; It Couldn’t Happen Here ; The Item (1999); I Think We’re Alone Now (2008); Izo; Jack and the Beanstalk (1974, Japan); Jacky in the Kingdom of Women; Jawbreaker; Jigoku (1960); Jigoku no Banken: Akai Megane [The Red Spectacles]; Johnny Aquarius; A Journey Into Bliss; Journey Through the Past; Journey to the West [Xi you]; Jubilee; Juliet of the Spirits; Junkie; Kafka; Kamikaze Girls; Kárate a muerte en Torremolinos (depending on availability); The Keep; Killdozer; Killer Nun; Killer Condom; The Killing Room; Kingdom of Crooked Mirrors; King Lear (1987, Godard); Kitchen Stories; Krysar (AKA The Pied Piper of Hamelin); Kultur Shock!; Kung Fu from Beyond the Grave; Kung Fury (2015); Kung Pow; Kuso; Lakki… The Boy Who Could Fly (AKA Lakki… The Boy Who Grew Wings); Last Battle; The Last Days of Planet Earth; Last House on Dead End Street; The Last of Us; The Last Wave; The Last Winter; The Lathe of Heaven; The Legend of 1900; The Legend of Kaspar Hauser (2012); LFO; The Lickerish Quartet; The Lightest Darkness; Litan; Little Murders; Little Red Riding Hood and the Monsters; Live Freaky! Die Freaky!; The Living and the Dead; Lo; The Loved One; Love, Honor and Obey; Love Torn In A Dream; Lowlife (2012); Lucia (2013); Machotaildrop; Madam Satan; Magdalena Viraga; The Magic Toyshop; The Magus; Makkhi; Malatesta’s Carnival of Blood; Ma-Ma; Man Facing Southeast; The Manipulator; The Man Who Haunted Himself; The Man Who Wasn’t There; Marebito; Marketa Lazarova; Marutirtha Hinglaj; The Mask (1961); Matador; “Max Headroom” (TV); Max My Love; Mazeppa; Mécanix; Melancholie der Engel; Memento Mori; Memoirs of a Survivor; Mermaid in a Manhole; Messiah of Evil; Le Météore; Mickey One; The Midnight After; Midnight Ballad for Ghost Theater; Midori; The Million Dollar Hotel; The Mirror [Zerkalo]; Moebius (1996); Mom (1986); “Mona Lisa Descending a Staircase”; Monday (depending on availability); Mondo Candido; Mondo Trasho; Monobloc; “The Monster of Nix”; “Mood House”; Motel Hell; Motorama; “Mouse Soup”; Mr. Blot’s Academy; Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium; The Musick; Mutant Aliens; My 20th Century; My Brother Has Bad Dreams; Myra Breckenridge; The Mysterians; The Mysterious Castle in the Carpathians; Mystery Men; Napoleon Dynamite; Neighbors; Neji-shiki [AKA Screwed]; Never Belongs to Me; Newsboys: Down Under the Big Top; Nick the Feature Film; The Nine Lives of Thomas Katz; Nitwit; The Northerners; Oh Dad, Poor Dad (Momma’s Hung You In the Closet & I’m Feeling So Sad); Om Dar-B-Dar; “One Soldier”; Onibaba; Onirica: Field of Dogs; Only God Forgives; Onward to Calgary; Operation: Endgame; Organ; Orlando; Le Orme [AKA Footprints on the Moon]; The Other Side of the Wind; The Outskirts; Overdrawn at the Memory Bank; Overturn; Palindromes (re-review); Passages from Finnegans Wake; Pastoral Hide and Seek; “Penda’s Fen”; Penitentiary III ; Perfect Lives; Perfect Sense (2011); Period Piece; Phase IV; Pig; Pink Narcissus; Pistol Opera; The Point; Pola X; Post Tenebras Lux; Poultrygeist; Prayer of the Rollerboys; “Premium” (if it can be found); The President’s Analyst; Príncipe Azul; “Prometheus’ Garden”; Quicksilver Highway; The Quiet Earth; A Quiet Place in the Country; “Rabbits”; Raw; La Razon de Mi Vida; Reckless; Recollections of the Yellow House; “Red, White and Zero”; Remainder; Return to Oz (official review); Riki-Oh: The Story of Riki; The Ring Finger; River of Fundament; Roar; Rock-a-Doodle; Rock and Roll Frankenstein; Rock n’ Roll High School; Rocks in My Pocket; Roller Blade; Roots of Evil (1979); Rows; Saint Bernard (2013); Sauna; Savages; The Sea That Thinks; Secret Ceremony; Shakespeare’s Plan 12 from Outer Space; Shakes the Clown; Shackled; Shinbone Alley; Shock! Shock! Shock!; The Shutka Book of Records; Siesta; Silver Heads; Sir Henry at Rawlinson End; Sisters; The Slit [AKA United Trash]; “Slow Bob in the Lower Dimensions”; Snow White and Russian Red; Something Weird; Sonatine; Space Is the Place (official re-review); Space Jam; Space Thang; A Spell to Ward off the Darkness; Spermicide; Spermula; Sphere; The Spirit; Spirits of the Dead; Spork; “Star Maidens” (TV show); Static; Straight on Till Morning;Strange Circus; Strangers in Paradise; Student Bodies; Subway (1985); Suddenly Last Summer; Suicide Club (re-review); Super Deluxe (2019); Surviving Life: Theory and Practice; Svidd neger (depending on availability); Symbiopsychotaxiplasm; Takeshis’; Taking Tiger Mountain; Tales of Hoffman; Talking Head; Talk to Her; Tammy and the T-Rex; Tasher Desh; Teknolust; Terror 2000; La Teta y La Luna; That Day; That Deadwood Feeling; Themroc; Theodore Rex; They Came Back; The Thingy: Confessions of a Teenage Placenta; Three… Extremes; Thriller: A Cruel Picture; Throw Away Your Books Rally in the Streets; THX 1138; Ticket of No Return; Tierra; Time Masters; Tin Can Man; Tokyo Decadence; Tomorrow Night; Totò che visse due volte; Tough Guys Don’t Dance; Tout Va Bien; Toys; The Tracey Fragments; Track 29; “Trapped in the Closet”; The Treasure Planet (1982); “Triangulo”; Tribulation 99; The Tune; Turbo Kid; “Turkish Star Wars” [Dunyayi Kurtaran Adam]; Turn in Your Grave; The Twonky; Uncle Meat; Underwater Love; U-Turn; Uzumaki [AKA Spiral] (official re-review); The Vagrant (1992); Vakvagany; Vase de Noces; Vegas in Space; Velvet Goldmine; Vermillion Souls; Versus; Vertige; Vigasiosexploitation; Village of the Damned (1960); The Virgin Psychics; Visions of Suffering; Visitor of a Museum [Posetitel muzeya]; ¡Vivan las antípodas!; Wake in Fright; Walker; Water & Power (1989); Wave Twisters; We Are the Strange; Welcome Home Brother Charles; Welcome to the Dollhouse; Welcome to Woop Woop; Whatever Happened to Vileness Fats; Where the Dead Go to Die; White Tiger; Who Can Kill a Child?; Wild Tigers I Have Known; Wise Blood; The Witches; Without Warning; The Woman Chaser; The Woman in the Fifth; A Woman’s Face (1940); Womb; The World’s Greatest Sinner; The Wretches Are Still Singing; A Writer of Ghost Stories; Yaji and Kita: The Midnight Pilgrims; You Never Can Tell (1951); Youth Without Youth.

    1. Gregory, You should add the low budget indie film, Ham on Rye (2019, Tyler Raormina) to the list. It’s exactly the type of film I love…I read all these reviews that namecheck Lynch as an obvious influence (and they’re not wrong) but I picked up another equally important influence (at least it seems to me — Yorgos Lanthimos). Stylistically, the DP (kudos to Carson Lund) could not have done a better job at applying the Lynch aesthetic. The Lanthimos influence is from the oddball small town world-building that produces the bizarrely ritualistic rite of passage at Monty’s diner — a film highlight if I’ve ever seen one — but it wasn’t until the sobering aspect of the film’s second half that I began to really appreciate the subversive nature of the satire on display. The dichotomic contrast between the film’s two halves was very powerful, and something I wasn’t really expecting because it wasn’t exactly easy to see where it was all headed. I like that in a film. This is one those types of films that is often criticized by many because they feel that “nothing happens”, and, I suppose, in the vein of a traditional narrative, they might be right. But I’m the type of viewer that will take a film like this every day of the week and twice on Sunday over any standard narrative where everything is laid out for you with no room for interpretation.

      Ham on Rye his is an utterly unique film — come for the American Graffiti-through-a-Lynchian-lens aesthetic, stay for the surrealistic soul-crushing aftermath of snuffed out dreams — but with the faintest whiff of optimism.

    2. Pos Tenebras Lux, however did you stumble on that weird, but atrocious Mexican film!!!

  2. Long time fan of 366weirdmovies and always looking forward to your recommendations. Thought I’d list a few films that may have slipped by you.

    To start off, since you have already included Singapore Sling I thought you should check out some more stuff by the criminally underrated Nikos Nikolaidis. Euridice BA 2037 and Sweet bunch are in my opinion his two most successful pictures and definitely deserve a shout out.

    Bill Plympton’s, I married a strange person! would rightly deserve a spot on this site.

    Crispin Glover’s What is It? is a film I haven’t watched in a while but I remember it being a beautiful mindfuck.

    Finally, Tamala 2010 A Punk Cat in Space, would be another great addition.

  3. Sorry I haven’t responded to this thread in a while. It’s also time for a new update of the suggestion queue (which hopefully I’ll pin to the top of the page tomorrow).

    At any rate, I’ll add Nick’s suggestion of The Other Side of the Wind (come back again if you want to suggest another as we don’t accept back-to-back suggestions as a way to keep the queue length down).

    S A, I Married a Strange Person is already in the queue and those others are all difficult to find. TAMALA2010: a punk cat in space is the most easily available right now, so I’ll add it.

  4. Seems like you have a large queue but here’s a movie I’ve already watched and feel like it’s a charming little absurdist movie:

    I suggest that you watch the 1935 A Midsummer Nights Dream because its honestly hilarious and as absurd as Shakespeare intended it to be. The donkey head is impressive and the camera tricks in order to capture the fae’s nonsense is pretty fun.

    Weird little movie for a weird play. A charming surrealist experience rather than a horrific one. Typical Shakespearean nonsense. New to this site and thread so apologies if someone has already suggested this and/or you’ve already reviewed this one.

  5. I would like to suggest Human Nature (2001) – written by Charlie Kaufman and directed by Michel Gondry. This site has discussed all of Charlie Kaufman’s works except for this one. While it may not be their best work, there’s enough weirdness that people should check out.

    Random question: would Moulin Rouge (2001) be considered weird?

  6. * Yes Sir! Madame . . . (1994) – My synopsis for this film is a shrug emoji.

    * In the Company of Men (1997) – Aaron Eckhart plays a corporate bro.

    The Five Obstructions (2003) – Documentary in which Lars von Trier tasks experimental filmmaker Jorgen Leth with remaking his own short film from 1967 five different ways. Von Trier prescribes specific rules for each one (the titular obstructions).

    * The OA (2016) – One of my favorite tv series of all time, which sadly only lasted 2 seasons on Netflix. F**k Netflix!

    * Martyrs (2008) – French horror film that I myself have not seen (and probably never will), because just listening to a review of the film was too disturbing. One commenter characterized the movie as follows: “Makes ‘Saw’ look like ‘Sesame Street.'”

    * The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology (2012) – Documentary that consists entirely of philosopher Slavoj Zizek talking about films. And Zizek is kind of weird.

    * Defending Your Life (1991) – Albert Brooks’ vision of the afterlife (because even in death, he’s a neurotic mess).

    * Joe Versus the Volcano (1990) – The best pairing of Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan in any film (Ryan plays three separate characters, and somehow they are all believable).

    * Stay Tuned (1992) – John Ritter and his wife get sucked into their new satellite dish and have to survive all kinds of weird shows in a television universe known as Hellvision, run by one of Satan’s minions named Spike (ah, the irony).

    * Black Dynamite (2009) – We expect this movie to be weird because it’s a parody of blaxploitation cinema. And yet, its weirdness is still often unexpected and hilarious.

  7. i suggest Catnapped (1995), a really bizarre animated film about some kids who are whisked away to a world where everybody is anthropomorphic cats, with really bizarre imagery and worldbuilding and an odd plot. i thought it was a fever dream i had as a kid for the longest time

  8. I know your list is already long but I couldn’t keep myself from recommending more for your pile:

    2020 movie “Jumbo” about a woman who falls in love with a theme park ride.

    2020 “Spontaneous” where high schoolers have to deal with a mysterious disease that makes their heads explode.
    1986 “Dead End Drive In” about a teenage couple trapped in a drive-in theatre which is really a concentration camp for societal rejects.
    1998 “Little Voice” A shy reclusive lady is convinced by an invisible entity to sing.
    2005 “Wu Ji”,
    2018 “Videomannen”,
    2013 “Atilla Marcel”,
    2016 “Suntan”,
    2014 “Mot Naturen”,
    2017 “Oh Lucy!”,
    2006 “I Served The king of England”,
    2008 “Sexykiller, You’ll die for her”.

    Hoping to see the APOCRYPHALLY WEIRD list starting to grow. Cheers!

  9. Catching up:

    Carlos, we reviewed The Ornithologist here.

    As far as dirty_score’s pile goes: we’ll officially pass on Spontaneous (saw it, considered it for review, and decided to move on to likelier candidates). Jumbo is a possible new-release review. Of the rest, Dead End Drive-In has been suggested before, so I’ll officially add it to the queue. The remainder are rare, but we’ll keep an eye out. We agree that we need to grow the Apocrypha list, we just have other projects taking up our time right now: it will grow slowly.

  10. I don’t remember seeing this film reviewed on 366 :-
    ‘Vom Graben’ (2018) directed by Lukas Väth
    I think it deserves a mention, even though it’s been ignored for the most part and didn’t get a festival screening.

  11. I cannot see The Green Elephant (1999) on the list which actually surprised me quite a lot. Can you please also add that?

  12. Russ: I thought Ham on Rye was already in the queue, but I guess not. I am thinking we can treat it as a new release since it probably showed up on VOD in early December. And yes, we are waiting on the Arbelos Blu-ray of White Mare (and have been for a while).

    Sofiya: This is the second time I’ve heard of The Green Elephant (1999), which is apparently relatively well-known in Russia but unknown here. I can add it but we may have trouble finding a copy.

  13. I would recommend Urusei Yatsura 4: Lum the Forever (1986), as that was actually a far weirder film than the second movie was, which already made the list. It veers even further into the surreal and esoteric, narratively it’s also far more cryptic!

  14. If you don’t mind I have a few more suggestions:

    .The Empty Man (2020) Just watched this one last night and as far as major studio horror films go it’s pretty weird. Draws a lot from J-horror (particularly Kiyoshi Kurosawa) with elements of cosmic horror and has a very weird and ambiguous ending and a dreamlike atmosphere.

    .Star Time (1992): Like if David Lynch did a low budget remake of Taxi Driver.

  15. “Inflatable Sex Doll of The Wastelands” (1967) is worth a watch if you excuse the porno-esque title. Very reminiscent of Branded to Kill (the director Atsushi Yamatoya was a writer for it) and perhaps even weirder. A hitman is tasked with rescuing a girl but the plot gets extremely fragmented, illogical and hallucinatory.

    1. Considering (at least) one of the Apocrypha candidates, I can safely say that “porno-esque” titles don’t faze us.

    1. Thanks, I just watched it again twice over the weekend. Brilliant movie!

  16. Apologies if it’s been suggested, but how about Alabama’s Ghost (1973)? It’s likely the best stoner janitor/cosmic wizard vs biker vampire film ever made. It doesn’t hurt that it was made by Fredric Hobbs of Godmonster of Indian Flats fame while he was channeling Robert Downey Sr.

  17. Humonculus (2021) Netflix movie, interesting newer release. Goes in unexpected directions, from a manga by the author of Ichi the Killer.

    1. Yes, I understand that quite well. While I am at it, I think I will also suggest Abbas Kiarostami‘s Close-Up.

  18. I have a recommendation that isn’t exactly a film, but there’s a British dark surreal comedy series called Jam that seems right up the alley of at least one contributer here; it’s basically an ambient anthology comedy based off of a radio show called Blue Jam (often having the cast mouth the audio from the radio sketches, which adds a lot to the surreal atmosphere of it), based around various unconnected segments following all these deeply disturbed people, some pseudo-documentary talking heads, some just very strangely filmed “sketches”, all of which has this very dreamlike/nightmarish tinge to it

    as far as i know, there is no DVD of it here, but the full series is up on Youtube, if you look up “jam chris morris”, there’ll be uploads of all 6 full episodes along with the usual isolated clips and such; it’s worth a watch imo, some of it is VERY hard to watch, but there’s a lot of sublimely strange bits in there, and the whole thing is only about two hours long altogether

    i don’t know if it’d count, but i figured i would share at least something here, i’ve been a huge supporter of this site for a while and it’s helped me a lot with finding really rad niche movies to look into

  19. The films by Philippe Grandrieux are very remarkable:
    Un Lac,
    La Vie Nouvell
    and others.
    Thank you for your website!

    1. Grandrieux’s films seem to be almost totally undistributed in the U.S. The one that looks easiest to track down is his feature debut Sombre (although going off IMDB synopses, I’m not sure it’s his weirdest.) I’ll add that to the queue next update. Thanks!

  20. If you have Marker’s Sans Soleil, you should have his La Jetee which predated it.

    Also, Peckinpah’s Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974) and WHY is the following not on here: Peter Sykes’ The Committee (1968) with early Pink Floyd music on the soundtrack???

    1. Our thoughts on “La Jette”:

      Thoughts on “Alfredo Garcia”:

      Either could make the Apocrypha List, although as much as I love “Alfredo Garcia,” I have trouble seeing it as truly weird… more of an eccentric action movie, in my view.

      As far as “The Committee”… honestly, this is the first time I’ve heard of it. I’ll put it in the queue next update.

  21. I’m very surprised! As your list is huge and includes movies this cinephile has never even heard of!!!

    “The Committee,” a British short, is definitely weird and a real head-scratcher.

    Love your website!

  22. Hi- Just saw Kamikazie ‘89 (1982), and it’s something that should be on this site. German eighties near- future sci-fi with a convoluted plot and bits of surreal satire sprinkled throughout.

  23. As Kubrick fans, I’m surprised Fear and Desire (1953) went under your radar. It’s Kubrick’s first movie and is incredibly strange. It may not be his best, but I’d say it’s his most surreal.

  24. The Monitors (1969), a Chicago produced absurdist anti-war (or is it?) sci-fi comedy whose cast includes Larry Storch and Avery Schreiber, with a bevy of cameos including Ed Begley Sr. and Xavier Cugat.

  25. Margret’s Museum (1995) with Helena Bonham Carter. Also These Are The Damned (1962) directed by Joseph Losey.

  26. Um, what was that . . . just kidding! Here’s one that has flown under everyone radar: “Incubus.” Not the 1982 piece of crap with John Ireland, bu the 1966 b & w almost lost fantasy film starring Capt. Kirk himself–William Shatner.

    Three weird things: the actor (Milos Milos) who played the title charcter murdered Miceky Rooney’s wife then committed suicide; an actress in the movie committed suicide; the daughter of another actress in the movie was abducted and brutally murdered.

    Why it’s weird: Ĝi estas parolata en Esperanto. (It’s spoken in Esperanto–the first and only known film.)

    Now, do I win a suggestion prize?

  27. I’m wondering now weather Harrington’s feature debut “Night Tide” has been previously reviewed.

  28. I submit Brewster McCloud, imo Altman’s strangest film and a truly unique and insane work. It features a filmed narrator who lectures at the camera and gradually transforms into a bird throughout the duration, weird references to Wizard of Oz and Where’s Waldo, singular but for some reason forgotten performances from Bud Cort and Shelley Duvall. It’s got the crowd work and portrayal of barely constrained chaos of later Altman, but also a surreal and hallucinatory impulse that mostly disappeared from his work.

  29. Maybe The Cabinet of Caligari , 1962 movie with Glynis Johns and Dan O’Herlihy. Story a of woman lost on a road who arrives in a big house. Until the end, it seems the house of madness, with everyone persecuting her. Big surprise at the end.

  30. Known variously as “Bizarre” or “Secrets of Sex,” this 1970 British exploitation anthology flick has a sense of humor. A moth-eaten old mummy with the voice of Valentine Dyall introduces the segments, which are about, he says, the lengths you humans will go to for sex. One example is a yarn about a weirdo guy who makes a deal with a prostitute for sex. But she backs out on the deal when she finds out he wants his pet lizard to watch. she leaves, and when she gets home, the old lady next door turns out to have a pet lizard too. Well, the guy said it was very fashionable, everybody has them these days.

  31. Can “Titaine” count as a possible future apocryphal??? I missed “Raw” but it’s the same director.

  32. I’m not endorsing it, but I was sure it would fit into this category.
    Here I’m reminded of another recent extreme French film, Gaspar Noe’s “Climax.” “Titane” has the better acting and more of a story, yet as repugnant as they both were, I could SOMEHOW NOT take my eyes off the screen watching “Climax” which is the more visual film, considering it eschews special make-up effects and hairstyling.

    “Titane” was more like “Ugh, WHERE are we going with this?” whereas “Climax” was more like “Oh, my God, what’s going to happen next!”

  33. If they haven’t been suggested already, the films of Tengiz Abuladze, besides being lovely and soulful, might have some weird potential! His trilogy consisting of The Plea, The Wishing Tree, and Repentance would be a good place to start (The Plea is almost a grimmer Color of Pomegranates, while Repentance is more conventional in its storytelling but filled with strange and surreal sequences/imagery).

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